''We couldn't get a grip on the game in the first half. It was slow, there was no pace,'' said manager John van 't Schip, analysing the first 45 minutes against Almere City. ''We tried to put more oomph into the match with the substitutions.'' The match against the eleventh-place Eredivisie team ended 2-2.
Ajax appeared close to seizing victory against Almere City, but had to settle for a draw in injury time: 2-2. The points difference is not in their favour despite two victories in a row in the Eredivisie under trainer John van 't Schip. With international fixtures scheduled for next week, the Ajax team will not see another Eredivisie match until thirteen days from now. That's when they play Vitesse at home.